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After Video Refutes Kelly’s Charges, Congresswoman Raises Issue of Race

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:25:29 GMT

James B. Comey, then the director of the F.B.I., left, with Representative Frederica S. Wilson next to him, at the 2015 ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the dedication of a new federal office building in Miami.Representative Frederica S. Wilson said John F. Kelly, the president’s chief of staff, lied by suggesting she had taken credit for obtaining funding for a federal building in Miami.

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Kelly, in Defending Trump Call, Holds Up Military as an Elite Class

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:52:47 GMT

Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. In a news briefing this week, John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, described walking among the graves.To some, John F. Kelly, President Trump’s chief of staff, expanded an ever-growing gulf between the all-volunteer military and the public it serves.

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Nonfiction: What Trump Can Learn From a Gold Star Family

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:37:16 GMT

Khizr Khan, with his wife, Ghazala, holds up his copy of the Constitution at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.In his new memoir “An American Family,” Khzir Khan, who spoke so movingly at the 2016 Democratic convention, writes about patriotism and his love of America.

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Conflicting Accounts in Niger Ambush Are Subject of Pentagon Investigation

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:38:52 GMT

The coffin of Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, who was killed in an ambush in Niger this month, at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. American and Nigerien soldiers involved in the attack have given conflicting accounts.Nigerien officials have said that a convoy gave chase to Islamic militants who later returned to ambush them, but American troops say they didn’t pursue the militants before the attack.

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Republicans Consider Sharp Cut in 401(k) Contribution Limits

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:02:24 GMT

Any move by congressional Republicans to reduce 401(k) contribution limits would almost certainly prompt a vocal backlash from middle-class workers who save heavily in such retirement accounts.A move to reduce contribution limits would almost certainly prompt a vocal backlash from middle-class workers who save heavily in such retirement accounts.

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Trump’s America First Trade Agenda Roiled by Internal Divisions

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:56:42 GMT

President Trump with Peter Navarro, right, in the Oval Office last January.America’s approach to global trade hangs in the balance as top advisers spar over fulfilling the president’s get-tough promises

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How Does a Democrat Run for Re-election in a Trump State? Very Carefully

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:03:23 GMT

Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana met with Hendricks County government officials in Brownsburg last week.Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana may be the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent. He has to walk a fine line in a state that President Trump won by almost 20 points.

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Body Cameras Have Little Effect on Police Behavior, Study Says

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:31:17 GMT

A new study says that police body cameras have almost no effect on officer behavior.An 18-month study of more than 2,000 officers in Washington found that those with cameras used force at about the same rate as those without.

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In St. Louis, Protests Over Police Violence Disrupt Economy, and Win Attention

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:00:39 GMT

Protesters blocked an intersection after a community forum hosted by the St. Louis Young Democrats at Harris-Stowe State University this month.Regional leaders are taking notice as the almost nightly rallies have prompted businesses to close and the cancellation of concerts.

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Where Did the Napa Fire Begin? Investigators Scour the Ashes

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:29:42 GMT

The scorched remains of structures caught in the Tubbs Fire, which started near Calistoga, Calif.Dozens of investigators are digging through the debris of the Northern California fires to determine what sparked the blazes.

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Update: After Fires, Napa and Sonoma Tourism Industry Is Getting Back on Its Feet

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:12:21 GMT

Scorched trees at the family-owned Signorello Estate winery in Napa, which was destroyed by wildfires.Some vineyards were wiped out by devastating wildfires. But many, plus hotels, parks and restaurants, are reopening.

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Wildfires Spared the Vineyards, but the Wines Could Suffer

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:00:45 GMT

Grapevines suffered some damage at the Gundlach Bundschu winery in the Sonoma Valley. The family that owns it said they are more concerned at the moment about the well-being of employees.Winemakers in Northern California feel they dodged the worst, but have short-term worries about the grapes.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why We Don’t Vote With Our Wallets

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:27:08 GMT

Company boycotts are one of the few concrete ways we have to protest unethical corporate behavior.

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Opinion: Is Donald Trump Turning Liberals Into Radicals?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:27:18 GMT

Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program gathered at Columbus Circle in New York last month.“The resistance” has emerged as a force in American politics. But whether or not it can work with the real left remains an open question.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Raw Power of #MeToo

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:49:58 GMT

A hashtag has unleashed the suppressed pain of millions of women.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Does Eating Right Protect You From Air Pollution?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:22:04 GMT

Research suggests that a Mediterranean-like diet may safeguard the body.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Lupita Nyong’o: Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:04:39 GMT

Lupita Nyong’o in 2015.I don’t feel alone anymore. Let us never shut up about this.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Essential John McCain

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:38:22 GMT

Senator John McCain arriving for a committee hearing on Thursday.The senator illustrates what it is to be an honorable citizen.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump, Trade and Tantrums

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:31:29 GMT

President Trump and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico at the Group of 20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, in July.Will Nafta get the health care treatment — death by spite?

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Trump Administration’s Power Over a Pregnant Girl

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:55:01 GMT

Kayla Forshey, left, at a rally to condemn Donald Trump’s remarks about women and abortion, in March 2016.This is what happens when men who feel entitled to control women get power.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Road to 2024

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:38:01 GMT

President Trump arriving in Greer, S.C., on Monday.The Democratic Party has scarcely begun a serious reckoning with its defeat last year. It lives still in a coastal echo chamber of identity politics and Trump-bashing.

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Diplomatic Memo: For Nikki Haley, an Establishment Tutorial in Statecraft

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:09:14 GMT

Former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright with the ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, at left, in New York this week.At a panel discussion, former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine K. Albright coached President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations.

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Russia-U.S. Diplomatic Dispute Could Endanger Syria Investigation

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:25:09 GMT

Victims of a suspected chemical attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, in April.The two sides appear headed for a United Nations showdown over a panel investigating who was behind a deadly sarin attack in Syria last April.

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Vacationing in the United States? Be Warned, Some Countries Say

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:40:56 GMT

Cruz Bay in St. John, the United States Virgin Islands.Mass shootings, potential terrorist attacks and natural disasters lead to a spate of new travel advisories.

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South Korea Will Resume Reactor Work, Defying Nuclear Opponents

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:28:00 GMT

Workers cheering Friday at the state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Company complex near Ulsan, South Korea, after a state panel advised resuming construction on two unfinished nuclear reactors.The decision to restart two stalled projects reverses a campaign promise by President Moon Jae-in and disappoints supporters seeking a phaseout of nuclear power.

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Yellen Says Reduction of Bond Portfolio Going Well

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:06:11 GMT

Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, testifying in front of the Senate in July.The Federal Reserve began to reduce its bond holdings this month. Janet Yellen, the Fed’s chairwoman, said it is making “good progress.”

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Giving Away Billions as Fast as They Can

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:35:07 GMT

Clockwise from top left, George Soros, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie.A new crop of mega-philanthropists — from Soros to Gates to Koch — eclipses old guard, changes the rules and courts controversy.

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G.O.P. Seizes Chance to Open Drilling in Arctic Wildlife Refuge

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:50:12 GMT

Polar bears in Kaktovik, Alaska, within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Trump administration and congressional Republicans are seeking to open the refuge to oil and gas exploration.The prospects for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration are better than they have been in years.

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Inside Amazon, Diversity Concerns Flare Up After Harassment Accusations

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:35:53 GMT

Like other technology companies, Amazon has described improving the diversity of its work force as an important company goal.Amazon’s handling of accusations of sexual harassment involving Roy Price, who ran its movie and television operations, has set off confusion, debate and finger-pointing.

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After Harvey Weinstein’s Fall, Spotlight Finds His Brother

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:04:58 GMT

Bob Weinstein has been a successful producer for decades but was long overshadowed by his older brother.Bob Weinstein long operated in the shadow of his sibling, but is now scrambling to hold their company together while facing an uncertain future of his own.

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Power, Corruption and Murder Roil Little Guyana

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:00:04 GMT

The storefront of a boutique that sells religious artifacts in Richmond Hill, Queens.A gruesome crime in Guyana has threatened a tightly knit immigrant community in Queens, pitting Hindu against Muslim, rich against poor, and cousin against cousin.

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An Apple Pie That Lasts for Days

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:29:01 GMT

How to make a super-size apple pie that will survive more than one sitting.

Don’t Get Too Comfortable at That Desk

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:14:54 GMT

Renovated Microsoft offices have a variety of work spaces for employees. Left, a phone-booth-style room for privacy, and right, an isolation room.New designs are partly a backlash to wide-open floor plans and include a “palette of places,” meaning that people don’t sit in just one spot.

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Personal Health: New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Children

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:00:01 GMT

Study after study has demonstrated that elevated blood pressure is correctly diagnosed in less than one-quarter of the children who have it.

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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:45:14 GMT

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

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Simple Ways to Be Better at Remembering

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:38:45 GMT

Memory is a reconstruction, not a photographic recording. Our brains — unlike computers — are forever rerecording those memories.

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Fine Arts & Exhibits: An Auction Setup at Christie’s: First a Marathon, Then a Sprint

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:15:47 GMT

Go behind the scenes at Christie’s New York as workers prepare for the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction with goods worth millions of dollars.

A Rodin Hiding in Plain Sight in a New Jersey Suburb

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:03:16 GMT

A bust of Napoleon has stood inside the main meeting room in the borough hall in Madison, N.J., for 80 years. It turns out the sculpture was made by Auguste Rodin, the master French sculptor.A part-time archivist in Madison, N.J., found a signature on the back of a sculpture, setting her off on an investigation to confirm it was a genuine Rodin.

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A Word With: Amy Sedaris Is the Hostess With the Mostess. But Only on Set.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:00:30 GMT

Amy SedarisThe star of truTV’s “At Home With Amy Sedaris” talks about her cupcake rules, the magic of cheese balls and why her entertaining days are behind her.

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Art Review: Omer Fast’s Chinatown Installation Is a Misfire

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:59:17 GMT

Omer Fast has transformed the James Cohan Gallery into a Chinatown shop or bus-company waiting room with broken A.T.M.s and a shabby facade.Part of the artist’s current solo at James Cohan’s Chinatown space, “August,” reads as nasty condescension.

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The Saturday Profile: Selling the Porsche to Promote Iranian Art

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:09:45 GMT

Hamidreza Pejman’s nonprofit foundation has been buying Iranian art and supporting dozens of Iranian and foreign artists for the last two years.Hamidreza Pejman, an Iranian entrepreneur, has poured his money into an exhibit space that he hopes will lift Tehran’s art scene to a global level.

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Common Sense: My Smartphone Died, and I Didn’t Miss It. Well, Maybe a Little.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:03:39 GMT

A trip to Italy with a dead smartphone resulted in some predictable withdrawal pains, but also provided welcome respite from the clutter of information.

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A Diabetes Monitor That Spares the Fingers

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:06:23 GMT

The Libre device, about the size of a quarter, is placed on the arm and provides readouts of glucose readings.The device helps me control my glucose without pricking my fingers to test drops of blood. I buy it overseas, but it’s coming to America.

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Lack of Sleep Tied to Diabetes in Pregnancy

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:41:45 GMT

Women who slept less than 6.25 hours a night were almost three times as likely to have gestational diabetes as those who slept more.

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Patents for Restasis Are Invalidated, Opening Door to Generics

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:32:57 GMT

Four patents for the dry-eye treatment Restasis were invalidated by a federal judge on Monday. Allergan, the drug’s manufacturer, had sought to protect the patents by transferring them to a Native American tribe in New York State.The ruling, by a federal judge in Texas, is a setback for Allergan, which had transferred the patents to a Mohawk tribe in order to protect them.

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Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:19:46 GMT

Sarah Edmondson left Nxivm after being branded as part of a secret ritual.A self-help organization in Albany called Nxivm has begun to unravel as members reveal disturbing practices and fears of blackmail.

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On Campus: College Advice I Wish I’d Taken

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:51:15 GMT

I’m a teacher, but as an undergraduate, I was the type of mediocre student I now disdain.

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Stephen Sondheim, Theater’s Greatest Lyricist

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:32:50 GMT

Stephen Sondheim at home in Connecticut.Lin-Manuel Miranda speaks to the man who has consistently remade the American musical over his 60-year career — and who is trying to surprise us one more time.

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Feature: When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:26:35 GMT

As a young social psychologist, she played by the rules and won big: an influential study, a viral TED talk, a prestigious job at Harvard. Then, suddenly, the rules changed.

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